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The Paul Lynde Show 

Paul Simms, a quiet, respectable attorney living with his wife and two daughters has his life turned upside down when his eldest daughter's new husband, Howie, takes up residence in the ... See full summary »

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Sam Bobrick, Ron Clark
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1973   1972  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Paul Lynde ...  Paul Simms 26 episodes, 1972-1973
Elizabeth Allen ...  Martha Simms 26 episodes, 1972-1973
John Calvin ...  Howie Dickerson 26 episodes, 1972-1973
Jane Actman Jane Actman ...  Barbara Simms Dickerson 26 episodes, 1972-1973
Pamelyn Ferdin ...  Sally Simms 26 episodes, 1972-1973
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Paul Simms, a quiet, respectable attorney living with his wife and two daughters has his life turned upside down when his eldest daughter's new husband, Howie, takes up residence in the Simms' household which drives Paul to distraction. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Paul Lynde Show See more »

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Runtime:

(26 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Elizabeth Allen visited Washington, D.C., during a tour to promote the series. When told that the local ABC affiliate, WMAL-TV Channel 7 (now WJLA-TV), aired the series on weekend afternoons rather than in its scheduled prime time slot, she exclaimed rhetorically "How do they expect us to get good ratings?!" See more »

Quotes

Sally Simms: Dad, how's the rat race?
Paul Simms: The rats are winning.
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Connections

Featured in I Love the '70s: Volume 2: 1972 (2006) See more »

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A One Hit Wonder That Should Have Lasted Longer
23 September 2018 | by hfan77See all my reviews

When I found out that Antenna TV was going to rerun The Paul Lynde Show, which hasn't been seen since it was canceled in 1973, i watched a rerun on YouTube and last night on the aforementioned diginet and to me it was a funny sitcom that should have lasted longer than one season.

In its original run, the show ran against The Carol Burnett Show and Adam 12 before it was moved to Saturday nights opposite CBS's comedy lineup where it wilted in the ratings.

But to me, the best part of the show was the byplay between Lynde and his genius son-in-law Howie, played brilliantly by John Calvin. Poor Howie. He was so bright and he couldn't get a job to help support his wife, who was also Paul's oldest daughter Barbara. This reminded me of the confrontations between Archie and Mike on All in the Family.

As for the rest of the cast, Elizabeth Allen was supportive as Paul's wife Martha and Jane Actman who played Barbara and Pamelyn Ferdin as his youngest daughter Sally rounded out the cast. There were also episodes with Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara as Howie's parents. I did not see any episodes with them yet but they likely added a lot to the show, long before Stiller's portrayal of Arthur on The King of Queens.

One other cast note. Look for an early appearance by Anson Williams before he went on to play Potsie Webber on Happy Days.

Check out The Paul Lynde Show. It could be hilarious.


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